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Emory professor and informatics expert named Sloan Fellow

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Emory University’s Eugene Agichtein, an assistant professor in the Emory College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been awarded a highly competitive Sloan Foundation Fellowship for 2012 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Agichtein also is director of the Emory Intelligent Information Access Lab. His team works on information retrieval, focusing on modeling user behavior and interactions in web search and online social networks, large-scale text mining and information extraction, and on applications of these techniques to medical informatics.

Awarded annually since 1955, the Sloan fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders. To qualify, candidates must first be nominated by their peers and are subsequently selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. Fellows receive $50,000 to be used to further their research. 

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